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    Senior Member rykoala's Avatar
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    Broke 40 miles today!

    Yep, last week I posted that I broke 30 miles (here Broke 30 miles yesterday!), this week I broke 40. I would've done 50 but I ran out of time! I did the ride on my new (to me) late 80's Specialized RockHopper with slicks on it. I rode from my house in Sparks, NV to Verdi, NV and back. The ride includes some freeway(!) riding, and some gnarly climbs.

    It was well worth it!

    Also I weighed myself today, and have lost 5 lbs (but I've *gained* lots of muscle, and I can tell I've lost fat in the past 2 months, more than 5lbs worth ;-) )

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Wish we could have it was hotter than the hubs of Hell today with 90 some odd percent humility (read humidity)

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    Congrats. Thats some major miles on an MTB

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    Congrats!

    Pretty soon you will be doing centuries on your mtn bike!

    (I rode a Specialized HR on Ride the Rockies in 1998 - with slicks - including 84 miles over two high Colorado mtn passes. A lot of folks ride mtn bikes on these rides. However, the next year I rode a road bike! Road bikes ARE easier.)

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    Congrats!, keep on trucking.
    Joat
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    My bike aint fancy, but I can pedal all day.

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    Senior Member rykoala's Avatar
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    Thanks for the encouragement. It really helps (That's why I post). The hardest part about doing it on my MTB was the gearing... couldn't get past 33mph, my gears were all wound out

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    Hey, I just broke 40 today as well (46). I did a long loop around the reservoirs in San Jose. It was a real workout. Note to self: Remember to apply sunblock next time! I have a bad sunburn today from yesterday's ride.

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    Congrats guys! I just did my first 50-miles this past weekend during the Tour de Cure - feels great! Keep pedaling...

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    Right on MMPC and seanholio! Nice work. Here's me and my bike. I figured I'd make it more friendly as to not scare people away with my ugly mug....


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